With his great name and distinctive look, actor Colm Meaney has appeared in loads of excellent movies and TV. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Meaney started acting at age 14, entering the Abbey Theatre School of Acting after secondary school. He became a member of the Irish National Theatre and spent nearly a decade touring England with various theatre companies. Some of his notable early roles include small parts on the TV shows Moonlighting, Remington Steele, Tales from the Darkside, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, and One Life to Live. His early movie work includes credits in The Dead, Dick Tracy, Die Hard 2, Far and Away, Under Siege, and The Last of the Mohicans. Meaney’s most famous role to date is probably as Miles O’Brien on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, a role which he started playing in 1991. Since then, his acting resume has only grown more extensive and impressive, with credits in films such as Con Air, Mystery, Alaska, Layer Cake, Law Abiding Citizen, Get Him to the Greek, and The Conspirator, and TV credits including appearances on Gargoyles, The Murdoch Mysteries, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Life on Mars, and The Simpsons. Colm Meaney turns 59 today.